Thursday, April 24, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Podcasting gear.Learn the basics of audio storytelling! The workshop will consist of four one-hour classes meeting once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Digital Commons.

Each student must sign up for the program ahead of time and agree to come to each class, as the information will be cumulative. Students should also bring their own smartphone, laptop with a microphone, or digital recorder to class. 

By the end of the course, each student will produce a five-minute piece to share with the DC Public Library community. Class size will be open to the public but limited to eight students, so registration is required.

Week One:
Audio Storytelling Elements, April 3

This class introduces students to the various forms of audio storytelling. Students will listen to samples including books on tape, radio dramas, NPR reporting, creative non-fiction, and more. Students will learn about the elements that create a piece from narration and music to ambience and foley work. Students will come up with ideas for their audio piece.

Week Two:
Tech Basics, April 10

Students will learn the basic technical skills needed to record and edit audio work. This class will cover using recording equipment like digital recorders and smartphone apps. It will also cover the basic functions of Audacity. After this class, students should begin recording and editing their audio piece.

Week Three:
Editing Workshop, April 17

Students will bring their audio in for an extended workshop session. Not a formal class, everyone just works on their project. The instructor will be troubleshooting, working through problems, and providing guidance and technical support.

Week Four:
Listening Lounge, April 24

Students debut their work for the class!

If you'd like to register, please sign up here.  Due to limited spaces, a short wait list will also be established.

6:30 p.m.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette?Join us to discuss April's book club selection, Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple.

When 15-year-old Bee aces her report card and earns her promised reward of a family trip to Antarctica, her agoraphobic mother, Bernadette Fox goes missing. To determine her notorious mother's whereabouts, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, and even secret correspondence, but will Bee ever find her?

Where'd You Go, Bernadette? is a touching novel about the imperfect but irreplaceable relationships between mothers and daughters. Pick up a copy today and discover what Megan O'Grady of Vogue calls "delightfully droll" and what Janet Maslin of The New York Times describes as "comedy heaven."

The Francis A. Gregory Adult Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month. Copies are available for check-out.

For more information, please call 202-698-6373.

7:00 p.m.

Discuss a different Mystery each month.

Call 202-282-0193 for the current month's book.

7:00 p.m.

All ages story time. Join us in your pajamas!

7:00 p.m.

ByteBack LogoStudents learn Microsoft Excel 2010, as well as job readiness skills. This two-hour class meets twice a week for four weeks.  PLEASE NOTE: There will be a break around the Emancipation Day holiday.

Prerequisite: PC for Beginners 1 and 2 or successful completion of placement test. Pre-registration is required.

To register for classes, please call Byte Back at (202) 529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

This program is made possible thanks to our partnership with ByteBack.

7:00 p.m.

Put on your PJ’s, bring along your favorite stuffed animal, and join us for a family storytime!

Every Thursday night ,we will share stories, songs, and rhymes for all ages as we get ready for bedtime.

7:00 p.m.

Career mentor Joe Ryan will facilitate a support group for job seekers.

7:00 p.m.
pen and ink

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is having a PoemShare!

Bring a short poem or two to read out loud--pick a favorite, or just share what you're reading right now. Poets, poetry-enthusiasts, and those new to poetry are all welcome.

We'll be meeting on the second floor in Room 219.

Questions? Email us!

Image: Joel Montes

7:00 p.m.

Head shot of Romanian poet/translatore Ioana IeronimReadings from her published works, including "Triumph of the Waterwitch," "Lifeline as a Skyscraper" and "Tempo Rubato," in celebration of April as National Poetry Month.

7:30 p.m.

asdfDo you have something (or someone) that would make a great three dimensional model?

Bring them to Intro to 3-D Scanning! Using free software and tablet computers, we will take 3-D scans of people and things while learning about the different ways to take objects from our world to the digital world.asdf

7:30 p.m.
Poetry CafeJoin us for an open mic event to Celebrate National Poetry Month.

This is a young adult and young professional event. The event is free but space is limited. Please reserve your free ticket at

For questions about the event and/or to share your talents on the open mic, please contact Rita Nzuwah at or 202-541-6255.
7:30 p.m.

Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.)Are you a local reader between the ages of 21 and 35? Looking for a more casual book club experience? Then join us every fourth Thursday for Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a new book group for younger adults.

In April, we will be discussing Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, the latest book by popular science writer Mary Roach.

Copies of the book are available at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, and we will be meeting at breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW) in Glover Park.

For more information -- including the title we'll be discussing and this month's meeting location--check out our MeetUp page or email or

Friday, April 25, 2014

(All day)

ChessAre you interested in playing Chess?

We have chess sets available for use during normal operating hours. Come to the desk in Popular Services and pick one up!

For beginners, advanced, or just curious players, the "game of kings" offers endless hours of fun and can be highly educational. All ages are welcome. 

Email for more information or call 202-727-0321.

(All day)

board gamesTeens are invited to start the weekend off right with a little bit of friendly board game competition. Come on over, set aside the technology and enjoy some good, old-fashioned fun.

Patrons ages 13-19.

Please call 202-698-0183 with any questions.

(All day)

Enjoy French-themed events when you take a break from the festivities on Book Hill.

10:00 a.m.

Cuentos, Canciones, Bailes, y más para niños de 0-5 años y sus adultos.

Por motivos de seguridad, existe un límite de 75 participantes para cada hora del cuento.

Para programar una visita para su clase por favor llame al 202-671-3125.

10:00 a.m.

Baby Lap Time at MLK Children's RoomAn early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces. A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 12 months.

10:00 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

10:00 a.m.

Join us for a half-hour of music, movement and songs for children ages 1-3 and their caregivers.

10:00 a.m.

Get help with your job search. Drop in for personalized help with job seeking skills. Get help with:

  • Creating an email account;
  • Searching for jobs online;
  • Filling out an online application;
  • Preparing your resume;
  • Finding useful books and other resource materials;
  • and more!
10:00 a.m.

We'll have some fun with tales for two- and three-year-olds!


  • stories
  • crafts
  • action rhymes
  • and more!
10:30 a.m.

An early literacy lap-sit program that combines sharing stories, songs, rhythm activities and baby bounces.

A short socialization playtime follows the books and music program.

For ages birth to 24 months.

10:30 a.m.

Enjoy stories, visuals, music, arts, movement and much more with the children's librarian!

An open program for children and caregivers.

For ages 3-5.

10:30 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

10:30 a.m.

storytimechicksPlease join the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages of 3 to 5 years old and their caregivers in the Children's Program Room.

This program is limited to the first 25 attendees by ticket only. Tickets are available at the children’s reference desk for that day's program. One ticket per person.

For questions, please call the children’s reference desk at 202-727-1449.

10:30 a.m.

After Friday story time, join us for weekly Scholastic Storybook Treasures for ages 3-7.

10:30 a.m.

Image of keyboardHave you exhausted your favorite author's writings? Are you in need of some suggestions on what to read next? Check out DCPL's Readers' Resources for book suggestions, read-a-likes, author biographies, and more in room 311 (third floor computer lab)!

Contact Sarah Arnold at with questions.

Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and must be a DC Public Library cardholder. Basic computer skills and previous experience using a Web browser is preferable.

10:30 a.m.

Family Story TimeStory time fun for the whole family! Come in and enjoy family-friendly stories, songs, movement and rhymes. 

Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

11:00 a.m.

Early literacy program for ages birth to 2 years.

11:00 a.m.

Boy Reading BookThis story time helps children with early language and literacy skills through reading stories, singing songs, learning new rhymes and honing visual literacy skills with the librarian.

For ages 3-5 years.


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